English Listening Lessons

Improve your English listening with this series of free English lessons. Practise listening to dialogues and understanding natural English conversations. All lessons include a script, vocabulary notes and exercises to help you learn and use new language. Enjoy browsing through these Oxford Online English archives.

A Talk About Climate Change – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

A Talk About Climate Change – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Climate change is one of the hottest topics around nowadays. Listen to a woman giving a talk in a conference call to colleagues, concerning what their company plans to do to tackle the issues. You will review the grammar of complex sentences, learn vocabulary related to climate change and colloquial expressions, and focus on the pronunciation of the schwa. This free lesson from Oxford Online English is for advanced learners.

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The Football Results – Listening Lesson (A1)

The Football Results – Listening Lesson (A1)

Are you a football fan? Do you know about the English Premier League? Have you ever listened to the football results in English? Practise your listening skills with this free lesson from Oxford Online English. It includes real football results; you will hear the names of football teams and the scores. This lesson is for elementary learners.

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A Phone-In About ID Cards – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

A Phone-In About ID Cards – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Have you ever phoned a radio station? In the UK, the USA and other English-speaking countries, talk radio – where listeners can phone in and give their opinions – is very popular. Listen to a man calling a radio host to say what he thinks about ID cards. You will review the grammar of talking hypothetically, some idiomatic phrases for giving opinions and the pronunciation of function words. This free lesson from Oxford Online English is for advanced learners.

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Paying a Restaurant Bill – Listening Lesson (A2)

Paying a Restaurant Bill – Listening Lesson (A2)

Have you ever eaten in a restaurant in an English-speaking country? When the bill came, did you split it equally between everyone or did each person pay for what they had? In this free listening lesson from Oxford Online English, you’ll listen to two customers deciding which of these things to do. You’ll review the language of eating out and practise exam-style listening skills. This is a lesson for pre-intermediate learners.

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Studying History – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Studying History – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Did you study history at school? Did you continue with it in higher education or do you enjoy discovering history in your free time? Listen to three old schoolfriends discussing their experiences of studying history. You will also review one of the most confusing areas of grammar and learn about pronunciation and informal vocabulary. This free lesson from Oxford Online English is for learners at advanced and proficiency levels.

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